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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 66730-66744



66730.  (a) The Regents of the University of California, the
Trustees of the California State University, and the Board of
Governors of the California Community Colleges shall have as a
fundamental policy the maintenance of a healthy and expanded student
transfer system. Both the University of California and the California
State University shall have as a basic enrollment policy the
maintenance of upper division enrollment, which are students who have
attained upper division status, at 60 percent of total undergraduate
enrollment. This goal shall be met through programs aimed at
increasing the numbers of qualified transfer students from the
community colleges without denying eligible freshmen applicants.
   (1) The California State University shall maintain its upper
division enrollment, which are students who have attained upper
division status, at approximately 60 percent of total undergraduate
enrollment. Its planning documents shall reflect this policy.
   (2) Commencing in the 1991-92 academic year, the University of
California shall progressively increase the percentage that upper
division enrollment systemwide is of total undergraduate enrollment
through the 1995-96 academic year until that percentage reaches
approximately 60 percent. This shall be accomplished through
increases in the numbers of community college transfer students
admitted to upper division standing at the university without denying
eligible freshmen applicants. Planning documents shall reflect these
expected increases.
   (b) The governing board of each segment shall ensure that
individual university and college campus enrollment plans include
adequate upper division places for community college transfer
students in all undergraduate colleges or schools, and that each
undergraduate college or school on each campus participates in
developing articulation and transfer agreement programs with
community colleges. The governing boards shall meet this goal within
their respective general statewide planning framework used to attain
and maintain the state's goal of a 60/40 ratio of upper to lower
division students, their segmental enrollment planning processes, and
campus planning regarding program balance, educational quality, and
other relevant goals.



66731.  Student matriculation from community colleges through the
University of California and the California State University shall be
recognized by the Governor, Legislature, and the governing boards of
each of California's public postsecondary education segments as a
central institutional priority of all segments of higher education.




66732.  The governing boards of each segment shall declare as policy
that the student transfer agreement program shall constitute a
significant role in achieving the goal of student diversity within
their segments, and in ensuring that all students, particularly those
currently underrepresented in higher education, have access to a
university education. The governing boards of each segment shall
design, adopt, and implement policies intended to facilitate
successful movement of students from community colleges through the
University of California and the California State University.



66734.  The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges
shall have the authority and responsibility to guarantee that all
community college students have access to courses that meet the lower
division baccalaureate degree requirements of the California public
universities. The Board of Governors of the California Community
Colleges, with the cooperation of the Regents of the University of
California and the Trustees of the California State University, shall
ensure that all students are clearly and fully informed as to which
community college courses and units are transferable and meet the
general education and lower division major requirements at the
California State University and the University of California.




66736.  Each community college district governing board shall ensure
that its college or colleges maintain student transfer counseling
centers or other counseling and student services designed and
implemented to affirmatively seek out, counsel, advise, and monitor
the progress of potential and identified community college transfer
students.
   All policies and procedures shall give preference and emphasis
toward enhancing the transfer of students from economically
disadvantaged families and students from traditionally
underrepresented minorities, to the fullest extent possible under
state and federal statutes and regulations.



66737.  The Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of
the California State University, and the Board of Governors of the
California Community Colleges are expected to develop new programs of
outreach, recruitment, and cooperation between and among the three
segments of public higher education to facilitate the successful
transfer of students between the community colleges and the
universities. Every community college student who successfully
completes the transfer agreement programs, as defined in Section
66738, in a community college shall have an appropriate place in an
upper division university program.


66738.  (a) The governing board of each public postsecondary
education segment shall be accountable for the development and
implementation of formal systemwide articulation agreements and
transfer agreement programs, including those for general education or
a transfer core curriculum, and other appropriate procedures to
support and enhance the transfer function.
   (b) The elements in a comprehensive transfer system shall include,
but not be limited to, the following:
   (1) Enrollment and resource planning; intersegmental faculty
curricular efforts.
   (2) Coordinated counseling.
   (3) Financial aid and transfer services.
   (4) Transfer articulation agreements and programs.
   (5) Specific efforts to improve diversity.
   (6) Early outreach activities.
   (7) Expansion of current practices relating to concurrent
enrollment of community college students in appropriate university
courses.
   (8) Centers.
   (c) The governing board of each segment shall expand existing
practices related to concurrent enrollment, in which community
college students are provided the opportunity to take courses at
University of California and California State University campuses, as
space is available; and to expand opportunities for potential
transfer students to participate in activities that familiarize them
with the university campus.


66739.5.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (1) The California Master Plan and supporting statutes place
utmost importance on the effective transfer of community college
students to the University of California (UC) and the California
State University (CSU) as a means of providing access to the
baccalaureate degree.
   (2) In 2002, CSU enrolled 55,000 transfer students from community
colleges.
   (3) Two out of three students who earn CSU baccalaureate degrees
begin in a community college.
   (4) Effective use of state and student time and resources would be
maximized by students accruing fewer unrequired units in earning
their degrees.
   (5) Additional access to community colleges and CSU will be
created by higher graduation rates and fewer nonessential units
taken.
   (6) The state budget situation makes it urgent to streamline the
path of the transfer student to the baccalaureate degree.
   (b) It is, therefore, the intent of the Legislature to ensure that
community college students who wish to earn the baccalaureate degree
at CSU are provided with a clear and effective path to this degree.
   (c) This section shall not be construed to limit in any way the
ability of students to gain admission through alternative paths to
transfer, such as the Intersegmental General Education Transfer
Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General
Education-Breadth Requirements.
   (d) On or before February 1, 2005, the Chancellor of CSU shall
establish transfer student admissions requirements that give highest
priority to transfer students who are qualified in accordance with
subdivision (f) and paragraph (3) of subdivision (g).
   (e) (1) CSU campuses admitting students qualified in accordance
with subdivision (f) and paragraph (3) of subdivision (g) will make
it possible for these students to complete their baccalaureate degree
in the minimum number of remaining units required for that degree
major.
   (2) For purposes of this subdivision, the "minimum number of
remaining units" is the minimum number of units required for a degree
major after subtracting the number of fully degree-transferable
units earned at the community college.
   (f) The Chancellor of CSU, in consultation with the Academic
Senate of CSU, shall establish the following components necessary for
a clear degree path for transfer students:
   (1) On or before June 1, 2005, the Chancellor of CSU, in
consultation with the Academic Senate of CSU and with the faculty
responsible for each high-demand baccalaureate degree major program,
shall specify for each high-demand baccalaureate program major a
systemwide lower division transfer curriculum composed of at least 45
semester course units, or the quarter-unit equivalent, that will be
common across all CSU campuses offering specific major programs.
   (2) (A) The systemwide lower division transfer curriculum for each
high-demand baccalaureate degree major program shall be composed of
at least 45 semester units, or the quarter-unit equivalent, and shall
include all of the following:
   (i) General education courses.
   (ii) Any other lower division courses required for graduation.
   (iii) Lower division components of the student's declared major.
   (iv) Elective units, as appropriate.
   (B) The coursework described in subparagraph (A) shall be
designated by the CSU faculty responsible for the student's major
degree program.
   (3) The systemwide lower division transfer curriculum shall be
specified in sufficient manner and detail so that existing and future
community college lower division courses may be articulated,
according to the usual procedures, to the corresponding CSU courses
or course descriptions.
   (g) (1) On or before June 1, 2006, the Chancellor of CSU and the
Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with
the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, shall
articulate those lower division, baccalaureate-level courses at each
campus of the California Community Colleges that meet for each degree
major the systemwide lower division transfer curriculum requirements
specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (f).
   (2) To the extent that the goals of efficiency and urgency are
advanced, existing articulation procedures such as the California
Articulation Number (CAN) program shall be employed.
   (3) On or before June 1, 2006, each CSU campus shall have
identified any additional specific, nonelective course requirements
beyond the systemwide lower division transfer curriculum requirements
for each major, up to a maximum of 60 semester units or the
quarter-unit equivalent, for the systemwide and campus-specific
requirements combined. To the extent these additional course
requirements are identified, each CSU campus shall provide that
information to all community colleges.
   (4) The Chancellor of CSU shall amend CSU's transfer admissions
procedures to encourage prospective community college transfer
students to identify and, to the extent possible, commit to, a
specific CSU transfer destination campus before earning more than 45
semester units, or the quarter-unit equivalent, of lower division,
baccalaureate-level courses, as described in subdivision (f).
   (h) As allowed by enrollment demand and available space, each CSU
campus shall develop a transfer admission agreement with each student
who intends to meet the requirements of this section, including the
declaration of a major and identification of a choice of a
destination campus, before earning more than 45 systemwide semester
units, or the quarter-unit equivalent. The transfer admission
agreement shall guarantee admission to the campus and major
identified in that agreement and transfer of all 60 semester units,
or the quarter-unit equivalent, as creditable to the baccalaureate
degree, subject to the student's meeting the following conditions:
   (1) Completion of the 60 semester units of college-level
coursework, or the quarter-unit equivalent, specified for the student'
s major degree program.
   (2) Declaration of a major.
   (3) Satisfactory completion of the systemwide lower division
transfer curriculum requirements for the student's declared major.
   (4) Satisfactory completion of any requirements beyond the
systemwide lower division transfer curriculum that are specified by
the CSU destination campus.
   (5) Any impaction criteria for that campus or major.
   (i) A CSU campus shall guarantee that the transfer students
admitted under this section will be able to complete the
baccalaureate degree in the minimum number of course units required
for that degree.


66739.6.  In a manner that is consistent with Section 71027, the
Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall
establish a process to facilitate the identification of courses that
satisfy lower division preparation requirements throughout the
California Community College system.
   (b) A description of the process established by the Office of the
Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to comply with
subdivision (a) shall be included as part of the report required by
subdivision (a) of Section 66749.
   (c)  It is the intent of the Legislature that community college
districts accept credits from other community college districts
toward an associate degree for transfer.
   (d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2011.



66740.  Each department, school, and major in the University of
California and California State University shall develop, in
conjunction with community college faculty in appropriate and
associated departments, discipline-specific articulation agreements
and transfer program agreements for those majors that have lower
division prerequisites. Faculty from the community colleges and
university campuses shall participate in discipline-specific
curriculum development to coordinate course content and expected
levels of student competency.
   Where specific majors are impacted or over-subscribed, the
prescribed course of study and minimum grade point average required
for consideration for upper division admission to all of these majors
shall be made readily available to community college counselors,
faculty, and students on an annual basis. In cases where the
prescribed course of study is altered by the university department,
notice of the modification shall be communicated to appropriate
community college faculty and counselors at least one year prior to
the deadline for application to that major and implementation by the
department responsible for teaching that major.
   Community college districts, in conjunction with the California
State University and the University of California, shall develop
discipline-based agreements with as many campuses of the two
university segments as feasible, and no fewer than three University
of California campuses and five California State University campuses.
The development of these agreements shall be the mutual
responsibility of all three segments, and no one segment should bear
the organizational or financial responsibility for accomplishing
these goals.
   The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the
President of the University of California shall begin the process of
setting priorities to determine which community colleges will receive
first attention for the development of agreements. Criteria for
priority determination shall include, but not be limited to, the
percentage and number of students from economically disadvantaged
families and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and
community colleges which traditionally have not transferred many
students to the University of California. The priority list shall be
completed by March 1, 1992. These considerations shall not be used in
any way to displace current agreements between any community college
and the University of California or the California State University.
   The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the
Chancellor of the California State University system shall begin the
process of setting priorities to determine which community colleges
will receive first attention for the development of agreements.
Criteria for priority determination shall include, but not be limited
to, the percentage and number of students from economically
disadvantaged families and underrepresented racial and ethnic
minorities, and community colleges which traditionally have not
transferred many students to California State Universities. The
priority list shall be completed by March 1, 1992. These
considerations shall not be used in any way to displace current
agreements between any community college and the University of
California or the California State University.



66741.  As a result of systemwide and interinstitutional agreements,
each community college student shall be assured of the opportunity
to enter into a transfer agreement program enabling a student to
receive high priority consideration, attain equivalent special
treatment, or enter into a contract when applying for university
admission at the advanced standing level. It is recognized that
eligibility for transfer agreement programs will require completion
of certain requirements as defined in interinstitutional agreements.
It is also recognized that access to majors of choice will, in most
cases, require completion of additional requirements, such as
specialized coursework and attainment of a specialized grade point
average.
   Transfer agreement programs also shall carry high priority access
to majors of choice. The University of California and the California
State University shall require that continuing undergraduate students
and community college transfer students are assessed against a
common set of criteria for upper division standing to a specific
major. However, generally speaking, access to these programs shall
require completion of specialized coursework and attainment of a
grade point average above the minimums defined in general admission
requirements, such as those used in supplementary admission criteria
for impacted or over-subscribed programs.
   Alternatively, students may also, by meeting the University of
California or California State University requirements for admission
at the advanced standing level, simply wish to apply as required. All
students meeting these admission requirements shall be guaranteed a
place somewhere in the University of California or California State
University system, as appropriate.


66742.  The governing boards of the three public segments of higher
education shall present annual statistical reports on transfer
patterns via the California Postsecondary Education Commission to the
Governor and Legislature. The reports shall include recent
statistics on student enrollments by campus, segment, gender,
ethnicity, and the ratio of upper division to lower division,
including information on both freshman and transfer student access to
the system. These reports should include, to the extent that data
are available or become available, data on application, admission and
enrollment information for all students by sex, ethnicity, and
campus. For transfer students, this data shall indicate the segment
of origin for all students. In addition, data shall be separately
identified for transfer students from California Community Colleges,
and shall identify the subset of applications which are completed
together with admission, enrollment, and declared major information
for that group. The reports shall describe the number of transfer
agreements, if any, whose terms and conditions were not satisfied by
either the California State University or the University of
California, the number of California Community College transfer
students denied either admission to the student's first choice of a
particular campus of the California State University or the
University of California or the student's first choice of a major
field of study, and, among those students, the number of students
who, upon denial of either of the student's first choices,
immediately enrolled at another campus of the California State
University or the University of California. The reports shall also
include information by sex and ethnicity on retention and degree
completion for transfer students as well as for native students, and
the number and percentage of baccalaureate degree recipients who
transferred from a community college.



66743.  The California Postsecondary Education Commission is
requested to convene an intersegmental advisory committee on transfer
access and performance for the purposes of presenting biennial
reports to the Governor and the Legislature on the status of transfer
policies and programs, the diligence of each segment's board, and
the effectiveness of these programs in meeting the state's goals for
transfer. The report shall include information about all of the
following:
   (a) The effectiveness of transfer agreement programs and
activities in enhancing the transfer function overall as well as the
extent to which transfer program activities have been directed at
students who have been historically underrepresented in the
University of California and the California State University.
   (b) The status of the implementation of the transfer core
curriculum as described in Section 66720 for each community college,
including information about the extent to which sophomore level
courses needed for transfer are available on all community college
campuses.
   (c) Progress that has been made in achieving articulation
agreements in those specific majors that have lower division
prerequisites, and the dissemination of this information. The
committee shall also explore methods to systematically measure the
extent to which the state's goals of freshmen and transfer student
access are being met, including analyses of the number of fully
eligible freshmen or transfer students who are denied access to the
system, and the reasons for that denial. The committee shall also
address ways in which sharing of information about transfer students
among the segments can be improved, including early identification of
potential transfer students for intensive recruitment purposes.
   The Governor and the Legislature shall monitor the success of the
University of California and the California State University in
achieving their targeted enrollment levels and in implementing these
reforms. A substantial failure to implement reform, to achieve the
60/40 ratio by the designated dates, or to improve the transfer rate
of historically underrepresented groups significantly, shall
precipitate legislative hearings to determine the reasons why any one
or all of these goals have not been met.



66744.  (a) (1) Commencing with the 2004-05 academic year, and each
academic year thereafter, the Trustees of the California State
University shall establish a dual admissions program for eligible
freshman applicants. Under this program, eligible freshman applicants
may be offered the opportunity to enter into a dual admissions
agreement with the California State University.
   (2) Student participation in the dual admissions program under
this subdivision is voluntary. It is the intent of the Legislature
that the incentives provided in paragraph (3) shall encourage
students otherwise eligible for admission to the California State
University to attend a campus of the California Community Colleges
for their lower-division coursework.
   (3) The agreement shall include, but is not necessarily limited
to, all of the following incentives:
   (A) A guarantee that the student will be admitted to a California
State University campus during a future academic year, provided that
the student successfully completes lower-division transfer
requirements at a campus of the California Community Colleges.
   (B) Notwithstanding Section 76300, for each student who enrolls
under this subdivision at a campus of the California Community
Colleges pursuant to the dual admissions program in the 2004-05
academic year, a guarantee that any campus of the California
Community Colleges shall waive fees for up to two academic years,
irrespective of financial need, while that student is enrolled at
that campus.
   (C) For each student who enrolls, under this subdivision, at a
campus of the California Community Colleges pursuant to the dual
admissions program in the 2005-06 academic year, or any academic year
thereafter, a guarantee that any campus of the California Community
Colleges shall waive fees for each financially needy student. For the
purposes of this paragraph, financial need shall be determined by
the standards established by the Board of Governors of the California
Community Colleges in Section 58620 of Title 5 of the California
Code of Regulations or in a successor regulation.
   (D) A guarantee that the student will receive counseling services
from the California State University to ensure that the student is
informed of the appropriate course requirements to be eligible for
transfer to the California State University, and is also informed of
the various financial aid options.
   (4) The Chancellor of the California State University shall
annually submit to the Director of Finance, as part of the budget
preparation process, an estimate of the number of students expected
to participate, under this subdivision, in the dual admissions
program in the succeeding academic year.
   (b) (1) Commencing with the 2004-05 academic year, and each
academic year thereafter, the Legislature requests that the Regents
of the University of California establish a dual admissions program
for eligible freshman applicants. Under this program, eligible
freshman applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter into a
dual admissions agreement with the University of California.
   (2) Student participation in the dual admissions program under
this subdivision is voluntary. It is the intent of the Legislature
that the incentives provided in paragraph (3) shall encourage
students otherwise eligible for admission to the University of
California to attend a campus of the California Community Colleges
for their lower-division coursework.
   (3) The agreement shall include, but is not necessarily limited
to, all of the following incentives:
   (A) A guarantee that the student will be admitted to a University
of California campus during a future academic year, provided that the
student successfully completes lower-division transfer requirements
at a campus of the California Community Colleges.
   (B) Notwithstanding Section 76300, for each student who enrolls
under this subdivision at a campus of the California Community
Colleges pursuant to the dual admissions program in the 2004-05
academic year, a guarantee that any campus of the California
Community Colleges shall waive fees for up to two academic years,
irrespective of financial need, while that student is enrolled at
that campus.
   (C) For each student who enrolls, under this subdivision, at a
campus of the California Community Colleges pursuant to the dual
admissions program in the 2005-06 academic year, or any academic year
thereafter, a guarantee that any campus of the California Community
Colleges shall waive fees for each financially needy student. For the
purposes of this paragraph, financial need shall be determined by
the standards established by the Board of Governors of the California
Community Colleges in Section 58620 of Title 5 of the California
Code of Regulations or in a successor regulation.
   (D) A guarantee that the student will receive counseling services
from the University of California to ensure that the student is
informed of the appropriate course requirements to be eligible for
transfer to the University of California, and is also informed of the
various financial aid options.
   (4) The President of the University of California is requested to
annually submit to the Director of Finance, as part of the budget
preparation process, an estimate of the number of students expected
to participate, under this subdivision, in the dual admissions
program in the succeeding academic year.